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Robert J. Howell

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, May 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith HomeHowell, Robert J. for Funerals 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Robert J. Howell, who passed away following a lengthy illness on Wednesday, April 29th at the Academy Manor Nursing Center of Andover. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, May 4th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St, Revere.

Mr. Howell was born in Chelsea, raised and educated in Revere, and lived in Revere until moving 13 years ago. He is an alumnus of the Class of 1951 – Revere High School. In January of 1952, he joined the US Navy, serving until January of 1956, during the Korean Conflict. His working career was as a draftsman for Raytheon Co. of Bedford and Lexington, eventually becoming the manager of the entire draftsman force at Raytheon, for almost 50 years. In 2002, he and his wife of 57 years, Marjorie G. (Ellsworth) built a home in Ogunquit, Maine, where they lived for about 4 years, until failing health brought them to Merrimac, MA, close to their daughter, Karol. During the 60s and 70s,


Robert was a most active member of the I.C. Revere Reveries and later with the 27th Lancers-Drum & Bugle Corps serving with the parents and other friends of the Corps.


Bob’s hobbies were many. He was an avid golf player for many years, and a skilled dancer. He particularly enjoyed ballroom dancing with his wife, in and around Revere Beach Boulevard. He was a voracious reader particularly in history and mystery novels. His long illness was especially sad in that it impeded his ability to enjoy his interests, including his reading.

He is the adored husband of 57 years to Marjorie G. (Ellsworth) Howell. Cherished father of Kerri M. Howell of Folsom, California, Katherine M. Howell-Gallant of Deerfield, New Hampshire and Karol M. Flannery and her husband Coburn of Merrimac. He is also the beloved grandfather of Deidre M. Gallant, Gunnar H. Gallant, Sean H. Flannery and Kyle H. Flannery. He is the dear brother of William Howell of Saugus and the late John “Chuck” Howell. Interment will be held at a latter time.




Visiting Hours

Sunday, May 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, May 4th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Will be held a latter time


Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to BRACE Dementia Research by visiting

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  1. Donna & LtCol Myles J. McTernanUSAF(Ret)
    May 1 2015

    Very sad to lose a US Navy Hero. Although I have Not Met Mr Howell I have connections his daughter Kerri. We both live in Folsom, CA we both graduated form UMass me a along time ago from Amherst, her Lowell a lot later. My sister lives in Lowell and I have lived in York Me in the early 80ies. Her thoughts about her Dad show the unconditional love between them. Donna and I are sorry for the Family’s loss but I have a feeling we now know where Kerri’s take charge attitude comes from…………………..and that is a good thing for the city of Folsom.

  2. Laura Mancini
    May 1 2015

    Dear Marge, Karol and all of the family- we send you our condolences and our love at this time and always. Sorry for your loss, yet glad he is in a “better place”. May your many wonderful, happy memories bring you peace . Much love, Laura, Chuck, Zane, Violet, Lily and Maggie

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